Verification of eligibility of members of Rwandese armed groups is based
on: Rwandese nationality; self-identification of the beneficiary as a former
combatant; proven affiliation with a recognised armed group that fought the
Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPA) in Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC); and proof of military ability.
Vulnerability criteria are based on the potential beneficiary’s access to
housing and productive means, health and employment situation, and
household characteristics. Community Development Committees (CDCs)
and associations of former combatants are in charge of identifying those
former combatants who qualified for the VSW grant. Medical vulnerability
is verified through medical screenings in demobilisation centres.
World Bank. 2002. Technical Annex for a Proposed Credit of SDR 20 Million (USD 25 Million
Equivalent) to the Republic of Rwanda for an Emergency Demobilization and Reintegration Program.
Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.mdrp.org/PDFs/Country_